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Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits

Posted: 13 September 2014 Time: 19:44

Bidvest Wits were unlucky to go down 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in a Premiership match on Saturday night.

An own goal scored by a deflection off goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez from a Siyabonga Sangweni shot six minutes from time saw the Buccaneers walk away with all three points at Orlando Stadium.

The result sees Pirates up to third on the table with 11 points while Wits dropped to fourth place with ten points.

It was not the best display of football by either side, especially the second half which produced very little in terms of goalmouth action.

The match did get off to a positive start with both teams on the attack early on.

In the third minute Sibusiso Vilakazi met a right wing cross, but he saw his ten-yard header brilliantly saved by the fingertips of Senzo Meyiwa.

A minute later Pirates had their first effort on goal when Kermit Erasmus broke through on goal, but was stopped in his tracks by Fernandez.

In the 22nd minute Wits should have taken the lead when Sameehg Doutie played Getaneh Kebede in behind the Buccaneers defence with pin-point pass, but fired inches over the crossbar from ten-yards out.

Pirates suffered a bit of a setback on the half hour mark when Thandani Ntshumayelo had to leave the field injured and was replaced by Daine Klate.

That took the sting out of the game a bit as the teams entered the break all-sqaure.

The second half was a poor affair with both teams guilty of wasting possession and consequently chances on goal were few and far between.

The game looked to be heading for a stalemate before an unfortunate incident saw Fernandez put the ball into his own net.

Siya Sangweni unleashed a 24-yard thunderbolt that struck the right-hand post and then into the back of a diving Fernandez and over the goalline, 1-0.

HOME: Orlando Pirates

Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

Okada man
posted: 2014-09-13 19:04:08

Some guy ws busy making a lot of noise abt chiefs playing in front of an empty stadium, i wonder where is dat guy now?

posted: 2014-09-13 19:04:26

yo yo yo, we  are playin absolute kak, even ace is playing kak. We need a much improved second half, makola needs to go off!

posted: 2014-09-13 19:04:49

no he's right..stop defending him even where unnecessary. .Pirates is not creating chances merely because ur midfield is dead pop..no combination between players whatsover.In fact wits has been the most threatening side of the two

two wives
posted: 2014-09-13 19:11:34

Blame da fifa break fo dis kak football we r watching today.zebras played kak demselves bt won,it counts.im not really worried coz our guys r focusing on mtn final.few days left,boyz will b separated from man.

posted: 2014-09-13 19:14:03

They were talking about chiefs being predictable coz of sym strtng line up bt sym as rats

posted: 2014-09-13 19:17:46

Maybe u were not watching the real chiefs match this afternoon

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-09-13 19:19:42

Why did they boo Bacela against an amateur team assembled in 4 weeks?

posted: 2014-09-13 19:20:37

I find it strange that pirates fan always comment as hell when chiefs is playing first,but fail to comment on their team,this afternoon they were complaining about chiefs attendance,but look at the stadium now mxm!!

Fumigator {#Komphela Is A Spaza Shop Coach}
posted: 2014-09-13 19:26:35

They have to stop posting all these "Dolus eventualis" comments. lol

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 19:28:07

Go check chiefs article they were few bhakaniyas there includimg me who were actually congradulating the team...so what is ur story?

We busy watching the game no time to type on phones

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 19:29:57

A break always have this effect on teams but having final next week especially the derby is probably messing with the mins of few players

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 19:31:01

Its Majoro t8me coach...but kèep Erasmus this time...

posted: 2014-09-13 19:36:21

@Bongz # Bucs 

with all due respect Sir they know them selves,wena you are one of " Izinja ze-game" I meant the ones who just comment for the sake of it.ayikabi bhakaniya!!!

posted: 2014-09-13 19:37:07

Hay ayikho lento...akubanjwe I Ajax nje noma sizozenzela

posted: 2014-09-13 19:40:27

Who ever is responsible for assignmenent of these officials kit is clearrly not doing their work.

posted: 2014-09-13 19:41:30

Coach plz remove makola nd introduce majoro cz makola is playing for hmself tonight nd ds thng of hm wanting to score fancy goals is killing hm nd d team

@Bongz # Bucs
posted: 2014-09-13 19:42:35

Makola had a bad game hey....still a good player though

Manyisa's form is a concern....lets hopd the derby will revive him...he loves big matches

posted: 2014-09-13 19:44:07

Plz all u zebbies out there compare bucs game attendance wth urs

posted: 2014-09-13 19:45:11

No bad game here he is just selfish

That good for khosi though

posted: 2014-09-13 19:46:53

No counters for erustmaas...manyisa is finished...I forsee a shoker by Wits later

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